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Getting close

It’s another day of sitting here, at the same desk I’ve been at for over four years, thinking about how slowly I do things. I cannot wait to get out of this place. To finish my ultimate goal and get out.

Procrastinating by writing about procrastinating – that’s not a new one, but it’s still pretty ludicrous.

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Weighty matters

I’m going to deviate slightly from my regularly scheduled programming to mention something I’m trying out with a friend. I’m giving a certain diet/ lifestyle change program a shot. Let’s call it “Mass Monitors” for the sake of hints without explicitly stating what I’m involved in.

I’m trying to use this to learn portion control and to learn how to rate my food a bit better. I’m not ding weigh-ins or anything like that, I’m just using the resources to see if I can make myself a bit healthier.

Things I’ve learnt:

  • YAYYYYYY Cottage cheese!
  • What the hell, scones? I thought we were mates! You’re so not worth it! Sadly, our acquaintance ends here.
  • Salami. Salami, salami, salami. alas, poor Salami! Am I going to have to change my blog name?? Jeepers. 
  • My peanuts and raisins healthy snack treat – best we not speak of that.

 

This was just after two days! On the plus side, I thought I might be hungry or something but I’m not at all – although it does turn out that I was kidding myself about portion sizes… oh well! 

 

Keeping the tag moving!

Thank you so much Happy Hippie Rose for tagging me, I’m so glad you like my blog!

There’s so much in the blogging community to be inspired by – it’s definitely humbling that I’ve been chosen.

I haven’t had much time to blog this month – June has been all about work and keeping everything together – although, I tend to find if I’m not able to blog that I feel super guilty about not reading the blogs I follow or posting anything new! I’m not sure that blogging was supposed to be an extra stress but my procrastination has made it so!

To answer the questions posed by Happy Hippiehere (Keep the tag moving):

Looking for gratitude gave me the opportunity to see myself and others slightly differently. I don’t know if everyone has this tendency but I sometimes find myself feeling victimised by life in general – sometimes it’s true, sometimes I’m just being pathetic. May reminded me that more often than not I’m luckier than most. I’m healthy, I’m happy, I have great friends, I have a fantastic “life partner”.

Gratitude can be difficult for those who need to get their heads into the right headspace though – sometimes I struggle with that too. If you’re rose-coloured glasses have a layer of poop on them from where life keeps shitting on you it can be hard to clean them off. When I feel like this, I find that I have to make myself laugh. Friends, a drink (it doesn’t have to be alcoholic!), some food, even just a good movie or a novel can get a smile back on my face.

I’ve had days, in the past, where it was far more difficult to get things back together. Food, drink, exercise – they didn’t help. I’m fortunate though, in that I have an excellent support system and consequently I was able to get myself into a more stable mental framework. Even if it wobbles sometimes, that’s also necessary to keep things fresh and strong.

Shattering chaos

I had a slight incident this weekend where I broke the shower (How? I don’t know. I don’t know how I do these things).

I snapped the tap while turning it off – which lead to us being unable to turn off the shower.

When we first moved into our little fixer upper I also broke the shower slide right off so the shower head has been taped to the shower wall for a while. My screw up on Saturday mean that we ended up just changing the mixer and the slide. Now, the water points in the right direction, it’s hotter, it’s not 30 year old mouldy yellow plastic and the pressure is a bit more pleasant! Oh, and we (okay, he – I just act as a breaking catalyst to get things done around here) attached the new slide higher up so we don’t have to crouch to wet our heads.

All in all, I feel like I’ve really improved things around here.

This is a bit like the time I managed to break a tight key in the lock – this lead to the lock being changed and the keys didn’t stick anymore. Again! I majorly improved things for everyone.

No worries grateful folks, you can just leave the flowers at the door. The door I cracked when I pulled too hard after it swelled during the rainy season.

I have to stop breaking stuff.

Or things need to be more solidly built around me – yeah, that’s it.

Blog views

Sleep and Salami: Wow! Yay! My blog got to XXXX number of views!

Boyfriend: That’s amazing! Well done!

Sleep and Salami: Thanks, this is so cool. Ha! I’m such a geek!

Boyfriend: Well, it’s a big achievement for a Sunday.

Sleep and Salami: Not today – ever. That many views since I started.

Boyfriend: Oh. Right.

Sad trombone.

It felt a little anticlimactic after that.

I’m not as happy as I was about that whole thing now…

Merry May 12 and 13: Weekend!

  1. One thing that made me happy – Being all Suzy Homemaker!
  2. One thing I’m grateful for – My patience – which I don’t usually have 🙂
  3. One thing I did for someone else – Made them dinner 🙂

Sunday:

  1. One thing that made me happy – Sleeping in…
  2. One thing I’m grateful for Having a coffee machine – what a fabulous Christmas present! I love the smell of the coffee brewing in the morning!
  3. One thing I did for someone else – Listened. And listened and listened and listened – and I think they appreciated it!

That weekend was very busy – and I enjoyed most of the busy-ness!